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The mine is amazing

We went down the coal mine, we were shown by an old employee of the mine, we went down and he... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Adam E
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Great little place

Visited here after a walk across Silverdale Country Park and over to Apedale. Went to cafe for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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Discover the lost industrial heritage of the Apedale Valley and the history of the surrounding area when you visit this unique attraction. We are located in the beautiful Apedale Community Country Park, North Staffordshire, in an area that was once...more
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Loomer Road, Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 7LB, England
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All reviewscountry parkoatcakeslight railwaycoal minewell worth a visitsteam trainrun by volunteerstrain ridelocal historygreat place to visitlocal arealittle gempleasant afternoonlovely walkstoke on trentfriendly staffmuseum is free
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The staff are friendly and the prices are affordable. The decor could be more enticing and unique though.

Thank Thomas L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went down the coal mine, we were shown by an old employee of the mine, we went down and he describe life as it was 1890 to when it closed. It’s cold it’s dark it a living museum, went with a 10 and 12...More

Thank Adam E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here after a walk across Silverdale Country Park and over to Apedale. Went to cafe for lunch and food was nice. Went and had a look around the museum. Will go back at some point and do the mine tour. Well worth a visit....More

Thank sjs246
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fantastic location for this World War one vision of steam trains , diesal trains and people in various costume of the era , horses pulling gun carriage and different army uniforms thanks to everyone for their hard work ib presenting this masterpiece of...More

Thank Geoff B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We spent this morning at the “Tracks and Trenches” event at the Apedale Heritage Centre. It was superb. Hats off to all involved, both the volunteers who run the railway and the First World War re-enactment societies. It seemed like such an innocuous place to...More

Thank neddyb1
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

This is a unique insight for adults and children to see a part of our country's history that is slowly getting forgotten with the closure of the mines many years ago. Charlie took us down the mine, he worked in mines for 17 years and...More

1  Thank Sue H
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Weve been going here gor years... Great place love it, love it, love it. Beautifull walks, wooded areas, great cafe, educational for children, my dogs always love a good run here. Just a perfect day :)

Thank jalisa3
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful day out brilliant and informative underground tour explaining how everything worked Charlie answered many questions that were just thrown at him on our next visit I will be doing the extended tour , the surface museum held many informative items covering all...More

Thank kevnwend18
Reviewed 12 June 2018

I have been before and enjoy sitting outside at the cafe.This time when i went in the stink was vile ! like rancid oil - very unpleasant.Friendly staff and worth a visit.

1  Thank flyinghigh1000
Apedale, Trustee at Apedale Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

Hi, thanks for your review. Sorry to hear that you encountered an unpleasant smell, could you get in touch and let us know what day you visited so that we can get to the bottom of the issue. Thanks.

Reviewed 8 June 2018

I have lived in the area for years but have only recently discovered this place. Wonderful cafe serving breakfasts (which i sneak from time to time whilst walking the dogs), oatcakes, cakes, sandwiches, drinks & more. Museum is also jam packed with so much to...More

Thank PeredurTheBadger
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23 November 2017|
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Response from Apedale | Property representative |
Hi, No I’m afraid that we dont allow dogs in the museum, other than guide or other assistance dogs. Sorry.
16 August 2015|
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Response from Apedale | Property representative |
Hi, The café is open every day all year round. During these holidays the museum is usually open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, we'd recommend calling ahead. Unfortunately, this year, we don't have the volunteer mine... More